There are lots of things that we can learn in our own prayers. One of which is how theology goes through the different challenges that we encounter in our lives. We might feel joy, lost, doubts and depression. In our prayer we will discover not just what those truths mean to us but how it will shape us in the process. We cannot escape the fact as part of our theology, also reveals our view on God. Knowing God provides our prayer life a fervent devotion to Him and how our human experiences find context with this kind of knowledge.Read More »
In the recent news that startled the nation, we see in a viral video of a Tarlac policeman shooting an elderly mother and her son. The murder happened in broad daylight in front of many witnesses including the policeman’s daughter. This gruesome crime brought up the fiery topic of our nations “kill culture”. This culture has been permeating in recent years as we approve and justify allegedly extra judicial killings. Add to that is the constant word wars over social media by prominent figures or celebrities that spew murderous threats.
When society allows and accept killing as a norm, it won’t take long till we reap what we sow. We conveniently turn our backs to people who are suffering because of apathy. Now in our social media age, it makes it even more easy to turn a blind eye on these crimes. We in this society never think about of such implications until we become victims of this horrible culture ourselves.Read More »
In a few hours iDisciple Philippines will close its online registration for this years conference. So you better sign up now by clicking here.
Anyways, here’s some quotes from the book, Confess: How Confessing Your Secret Sins Produces Comfort and Unity by Trevor Bates. If you like these quotes, consider supporting the authors by purchasing the book by clicking this link.
“What we need for all of our sins, whether secret or known, is salvation from them. We need salvation from ourselves, from sin and death and destruction, from the world, from Satan, from our own nature. We need salvation and a Savior.”Read More »
Finally we got Internet connection now in our new home. I could get into some of my backlog digital commitments. Thank you for praying for us.
Anyways, here’s some quotes from the book, Guidance and the Voice of God by Phillip Jensen and Tony Payne published by Matthias Media. If you like these quotes, consider supporting the authors by purchasing the book by clicking this link.
“The God of the Bible is the Lord of history, who draws up a plan and then pursues it to completion. God guides according to a plan.”Read More »
J. I. Packer: His Life and Thought offers the readers the life, faith, career, works and controversies of this influential theologian. The set up of the book is giving the narrative first then the analysis from McGarth. So this is not the usual all narrative and then the conclusion will give the analysis of the person. This will give you a breather from the narrative to examine what takeaways we can get from that part of Packer’s life. Both the narratives and reflections are meaty and in some parts of the book, you can’t distinguish each other. I like how McGarth gives a satisfying context of certain events, people, books and career moves of Packer that shaped his life. You won’t get lost reading this book.Read More »
Here’s some quotes from the book, J. I. Packer: His Life and Thought by Alister McGarth published by InterVarsityPress. If you like these quotes, consider supporting the author by purchasing the book by clicking this link.
“In studying the past, we can think of ourselves as stepping into the laboratory of faith, seeing how ideas were developed and explored, and checked out against their biblical moorings, their apologetic potential and their capacity to deepen our love for God – to mention just three criteria, to which more could be easily added.”Read More »
Haven’t post a round-up last week due to the typhoon and our adjustment period in our new home.
Anyways, here’s a list of great freebies for the week. If you’re new here to this post or you missed out other freebie round-ups, check the links to those post at the end of this article.
Also since I’m not 24/7 monitoring the latest freebies of publishing companies, I’m posting their e-mail sign up page, so you’ll be in the loop whenever they give out freebies. You can find it at the end of this round-up.
FREE notes on the Gospel of John – The Bible Sharers has this freebie that you’ll need a password to enter and download. Use john10:10 to get in.Read More »
So now you embrace the doctrine of grace and want to strenghten your faith by reading Reformed books. But you have a problem? Some of the books you want to buy are not available in your local bookstore. Some are pricey and it takes months to arrive. Fret no more! Here’s a nifty list of sellers in the Philippines that offers solid biblical books.Read More »
Peoples On the Move is primer on community reasearch need to understand your “neighbor”. And when I say “neighbor”, it might not be the ones who you grew up with. Many factors can contribute to the constant shifting of society and culture. Immigations has the big share of this shift. This change will greatly affect how to will interact to people who we want to share the gospel. The “neighbor” might be down your street you grew up with, an city in Southeast Asia or an isolated tribe in Africa. All of them are changing but what is not changing is for these folks to hear the gospel. Community reasearch can be the answer to navigate us through those changes.Read More »
Remember the time when you’re so happy that you express that overflowing joy by singing? Who among us didn’t experience that sudden outburst of joy and how singing releases that good feeling. That’s how angels, Mary and old Simeon felt when they here the good news. Alison Brewis captures it in this children’s book The First Christmas Song.Read More »